The ‘Right to Humiliate’: Basic income and the dignity of welfare recipients

By Caitlin O’Gorman The federal government’s move to introduce mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients is yet another attempt to criminalise, punish and stigmatise those receiving income support payments. The trial would see Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients in Mandurah,… Continue Reading

La Trobe law student Heath Mitchell discusses running the Law School race, the shifting face of the economy, and his recent experience at the United Nations

By Heath Mitchell Being a dedicated law student is a tough up-hill battle, there is no avoiding this reality. Yet, if you have the stamina to pull through the challenges, and get back up time and time again, opportunities and… Continue Reading

Honorary Justice Michael Kirby celebrates 25th anniversary of La Trobe Law School

On the evening of 4 May 2017, Honorary Justice Michael Kirby was a panel member for La Trobe University’s bold thinking lecture on Health, Law and Sexuality. He was joined by fellow panel members Professor Gary Dowsett (Director of ARCSHS),… Continue Reading

Nicole Shackleton on her internship with the ECCC: “I developed skills that I did not have before.”

By Nicole Shackleton On 4 December 2016, I returned from a three-month internship with the Nuon Chea Defence Team at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (‘ECCC’). My internship was one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences… Continue Reading

Nicole Shackleton on her internship at the ECCC: “I have gained invaluable knowledge.”

By Nicole Shackleton As a student, I wrote my Law Honours Thesis on the topic of individual criminal responsibility in International Criminal Law; a topic that has interested me since I competed in the International Criminal Court Trial Competition in… Continue Reading

LLS Human Rights Talks: With great power comes great responsibility – Human rights within the corporate sphere

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On Monday 29 August 2016, the La Trobe Law School welcomed the Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Business and Human Rights subcommittee, Amy Sinclair to present a seminar on human rights and business. It is well regarded… Continue Reading

Seminar: Violence Against Women – An International Human Rights Perspective

On Monday 22 August 2016, the La Trobe Law School was delighted to welcome the Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Women and Girls Rights Subcommittee, Claire Hammerton to present a human rights based seminar to students. Claire… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Student Spends 6 Months with United Nations War Crimes Tribunal

By Jagpreet Sandhu This time last year I was preparing my application for an internship that I had heard about. It involved spending about 6 months in Cambodia, working for the United Nations. The background for this is quite interesting.… Continue Reading

La Trobe’s Magda Karagiannakis Attends 70th Anniversary Seminar for the International Court of Justice

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the International Court of Justice. The court is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established by the UN Charter which was signed in 1945 in San… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Academic’s Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

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A La Trobe Law School academic has made a submission today to the United Nations Human Rights Committee as regards allegations of violations of Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The submission was prepared… Continue Reading